Key Votes

2013 National Government Operations Key Votes

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12/18 NA H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (64 - 36) 12/12 NA H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (332 - 94) 12/05 NA H Amdt 524 Limits Covered Customers to Businesses With Less Than $25 Million in Revenue Amendment Rejected - House (144 - 266) 12/05 NA H Amdt 521 Authorizes Judicial Discretion in Awarding Legal Fees in Patent Lawsuits Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 213) 12/05 NA HR 3309 Innovation Act Bill Passed - House (325 - 91) 11/21 NA H Amdt 512 Requires Natural Gas Pipeline Applications to Include Certain Information Amendment Rejected - House (183 - 233) 11/21 NA H Amdt 515 Prohibits the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act from Taking Effect During the Sequester Amendment Rejected - House (175 - 243) 11/21 NA H Amdt 513 Removes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Permit Issuance Requirement Amendment Rejected - House (184 - 233) 11/21 NA HR 1900 Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act Bill Passed - House (252 - 165) 11/20 NA H Amdt 503 Requires a Report on the Effect of Flooding on Oil and Gas Facilities Amendment Rejected - House (202 - 221) 11/20 NA H Amdt 498 Specifies That Certain Fees Do Not Limit the Right to Petition Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 222) 10/30 NA HR 992 Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act Bill Passed - House (292 - 122) 10/30 NA H J Res 99 Disapproval of the President's Exercise of Authority to Suspend the Debt Limit Joint Resolution Passed - House (222 - 191) 10/29 NA S J Res 26 A Joint Resolution Relating to the Disapproval of the President's Exercise of Authority to Suspend the Debt Limit, as Submitted Under Section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013 Motion Rejected - Senate (45 - 54) 10/29 NA HR 2374 Retail Investor Protection Act Bill Passed - House (254 - 166) 10/16 NA HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (285 - 144) 10/16 NA HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18) 10/12 NA S 1569 Default Prevention Act of 2013 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45) 10/11 NA H J Res 76 National Nuclear Security Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - House (248 - 176) 10/10 NA H J Res 79 Border Security and Enforcement Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (249 - 175) 10/09 NA H J Res 90 Federal Aviation Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (252 - 172) 10/08 NA H J Res 84 Head Start Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (248 - 168) 10/07 NA H J Res 77 Food and Drug Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (235 - 162) 10/04 NA H J Res 85 Federal Emergency Management Agency Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (247 - 164) 10/04 NA H J Res 75 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (244 - 164) 10/03 NA HR 3230 Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act Bill Passed - House (265 - 160) 10/01 NA H J Res 71 District of Columbia Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Failed - House (265 - 163) 10/01 NA H J Res 70 National Park Service Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Failed - House (252 - 176) 10/01 NA H J Res 72 Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Failed - House (264 - 164) 9/30 NA H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Motion Agreed - Senate (54 - 46) 9/30 NA H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (228 - 201) 9/30 NA H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Motion Agreed - Senate (54 - 46) 9/29 NA H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (248 - 174) 9/27 NA H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 44) 9/20 NA H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (230 - 189) 9/18 NA H Amdt 463 Amends the Definition of "Strategic and Critical Minerals" Amendment Rejected - House (187 - 241) 9/18 NA H Amdt 466 Requires Mine Operators to Include the Cost of Cleanup in Financial Insurance Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 235) 9/18 NA HR 761 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (246 - 178) 9/12 NA HR 2775 No Subsidies Without Verification Act Bill Passed - House (235 - 191) 8/01 NA HR 2879 Stop Government Abuse Act Bill Passed - House (239 - 176) 3/14 NA S Amdt 66 Temporarily Prohibits the Hiring of Nonessential Federal Employees Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 54)

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Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.